Author: Carolyn Hax

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A reader writes: "Now I am hesitant to send any common emails because I don't want her to lash out at us again. As a... [Read More]
Plus: For nosy family and friends, direct approach usually works best. [Read More]
Hi, Carolyn: "Alex" is married to one of my closest friends, "Lana," and Alex and I work at the same company. [Read More]
Tags: Alex - Lana - Giving
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HI, CAROLYN: "Alex" is married to one of my closest friends, "Lana," and Alex and I work at the same company. Recently my husband "Ben"... [Read More]
Tags: Lana - Alex - Ben
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A reader writes: "He always told me if we ever broke up that he would ALWAYS be my friend. Over the past month, I've seen... [Read More]
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You need to accept that this relationship may not end as well as your others. [Read More]
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DEAR, CAROLYN: It's been over a month since my ex and I had an argument, and we haven't spoken to each other since. We've been... [Read More]
A reader writes: "In my childhood, criticism from my parents was the constant theme. My grades were never good enough, my room was never clean... [Read More]
Dear Carolyn: It's been over a month since my ex and I had an argument, and we haven't spoken to each other since. We've been... [Read More]
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It might be time to step back to try to understand why they were so strict. [Read More]
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Unless it's part of a pattern, make nice. Don't we all lose our composure once in a while? [Read More]
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: In my childhood, criticism from my parents was the constant theme. My grades were never good enough,... [Read More]
How to get rid of people you've asked to share your home, especially when it's your own daughter and her husband. [Read More]
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Question: I am writing about a behavior common to a close relative and a friend. They notice something about someone and then "give them the... [Read More]
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Plus: Gifts shouldn't be quid pro quo. Give or receive from the heart. [Read More]
Those able to strike the right tone can do so in a clearly affectionate way, says Carolyn Hax, while others just sound mean — and... [Read More]
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I am writing about a behavior common to a close relative and a friend. They notice something about someone and then "give them the business"... [Read More]
Dear Carolyn: I am writing about a behavior common to a close relative and a friend. They notice something about someone and then "give them... [Read More]
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Compromise is probably better than a hard-and-fast rule. [Read More]
A mother worries about her children's exposure to technology and suggests 'nature retreats.'... [Read More]
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